As PATCO is rolling out it's new Freedom Card fare collection system it may anger some bicyclists who will have no legal way to exit certain stations.
New fare gates are being installed one station at a time, starting tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 29th) Broadway Station in Camden will be the first to totally convert to the Freedom Card fare system.
Bicycles are only allowed to use ADA compatible fare gates, currently only 9th Locust and 13th and Locust have ADA fare gates. That means that bicyclists boarding at Broadway will be forced to exit illegally through Non-ADA fare gates at all other PATCO stations including Lindenwold and 8th and Market.
It will be interesting to see how PATCO handles this, ADA fare gates will be installed at all stations by February 2008.